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A transfer applicant has been enrolled in a regular session at a college or university after high school, excluding summer sessions. UC San Diego enrolls transfer students at the junior level. 33% of our undergraduate class are transfer students: free thinkers and creative nonconformists from all over the globe who converge on our campus to shatter the limitations of "ordinary."

Admissions Information

We're looking for your insatiable curiosity and drive to build a better world. Many of our transfer students come from community colleges across California. Others arrive from colleges and universities across the country and around the world, ready to join a student body that thrives on challenging assumptions and overturning the status quo.

Fall 2022 Student profile

The ranges shown reflect the middle 50% of our fall 2022 admitted transfer students. Among this pool of admitted transfer students, 25% also had a GPA higher than the range posted here, and 25% had lower.



Admit Rate



UniversityLink is a pathway to a premier four-year university by way of community college. To participate in UniversityLink, you must attend one of a small group of local partner community colleges.


International Students

International applicants must meet the same transfer requirements for admission as any other transfer applicant in addition to the international requirements.

International Students

Triton Transfers

Stay updated on UC San Diego's transfer-specific events and support, including happenings within the Triton Transfer Hub!

Triton Transfers


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